Venice Diva Suzy Williams and Stormin' Norman storm the Bay Area
Suzy and Norman be stormin to do shows in San Francisco & Stockton on Feb 23-26.
After connecting with the great Stormin' Norman, they took their blues act up and down the east coast for twelve years. They enjoyed success in New York, packing the club Tramps for three years, got a record contract and played Carnegie Hall.
STORMIN' NORMAN & SUZY have shared stages with Manhattan Transfer, Tom Waits, Koko Taylor, Eubie Blake, Odetta, Loudon Wainwright, Roosevelt Sykes, John Hammond, Tracy Nelson & Mother Earth, and The Roches among many others. Guitarists who have played with Stormin' Norman and Suzy have included Marc Ribot, Mark Shulman and Jeff Golub. Stormin Norman & Suzy have performed with Pilobolus Dance Company.
The LA Weekly deems Suzy Williams LA's Diva Deluxe"
With their unique rag'nroll, they created an amazing body of songs, combining blues, rock and jazz. In 1976, the great jazz pianist and composer Eubie Blake paid Suzy an inspiring compliment in the form of a handwritten letter, I heard alot of white women try to imitate negroid singing, but you are the only one who has it down pat." They continue to tour together every year. Watch for a new cd soon.
Feb 23, Thursday, 8pm private house concert in Berkeley.
Feb 24, Friday, 7pm First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton 2737 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA. 95204, 209/ 466-7743, $10
FEB 26 SUN at the 10:30am church service First Unitarian Universalist Church of Stockton 2737 Pacific Avenue, Stockton, CA. 95204, 209/ 466-7743, free